Hailing from St. Paul, Mn, MATREKIS was developed in October of 2009. The group formed with the goal of reviving the sound of roots metal. With influences of BLACK SABBATH, MOTORHEAD, IRON MAIDEN, and MEGADETH, MATREKIS infuses power, drive, and passion into every song and performance! This produces an OLD-SCHOOL metal sound that blends commanding vocals, heavy power chords, ripping guitar solos, thundering bass lines, and hammering drums into a unique variety of songs that leave you wanting more.
MATREKIS has shared the stage with national touring bands such as: FASTER PUSSYCAT, BROKEN TEETH, LIZZY BORDEN, DIGITAL SUMMER, and TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION.
MATREKIS also believes in community support and has participated in a variety of charity and fund raising events! Including a support benefit concert for the GUARDIANS OF THE CHILDREN and 2012's METAL FOR LIFE concert, a benefit for the ST. JUDE'S CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL. MATREKIS will also be taking part in the 2013 METAL FOR LIFE concert,
MATREKIS is : Mike "LONGHAIR" Annis on lead vocals, Steve "STRETCH" Prodger and Mick Rotella on guitars, Ty Hall on Bass and Dan Higgins on drums